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crime graham who said if she's nominated as secretary of state it's not going to fly. boy, obama came all but saying just bring it on because i'm going to defend her. >> that was absolutely fierce defense. that part press conference really sort of blew me back there, listening to that defense. but i also did hear lindsey graham and john mccain talking earlier today, and they were just as fierce on the other side. and one thing president obama kept saying is that this basically-- her coming out and saying who she did in the early days wasn't her fault because she was not responsible for benghazi. but that's basically what john mccain and lindsey graham are saying. that she wasn't responsible for benghazi, so why did the white house put her out there? and they're saying only for political rains. and they criticize ambassador rice for not asking more questions. she got a briefing. she got a briefing on the latest intelligence, says the white house. the white house says they're the ones that put her out there. so if what she said turns out not to be true later, they should take the blame.
are in states that voted for president obama in the last election. you see how different the election might have turned out had ohio, florida, nevada, colorado, some of those states gone for mitt romney. they're talking about the economy. they're talking the unemployment rate is 1% lower in those states that have gop governors. louisiana governor bobby jindal yesterday talked about the economy and the success the gop governors are having. >> you look at what other governors are doing to lower their unemployment rates. for example, john kasich in ohio and rick scott in florida, they're improving the private sector economies. republican governors have great experience when they pursue tough policies and tough choices not for austerity sake. it is a prosperity agenda. >> reporter: a lot of people are talking about bobby jindal a rising star and possible candidate in the 2016, gregg. gregg: dan, the presidential raise is probably coming up in this meeting as well, right? >> reporter: it certainly is. there is a lot of hand-wringing, a lot of talk about why the gop, why mitt romney did not win at the
obama the big margin. >> in some parts of rural maine, there are dozens of plaque people who came in to vote but nobody in tune flu them. >> what would that be, the united states of caucasia. >> who is going to give them things? president obama. >> give them extraordinary financial gifts from the gift. >> it's absolutely wrong. i don't think that of that represents where we are as a party and where we're going. >> this picture before you is worth millions of votes. >> i love you women. >> what actually can republicans do to win votes? >> they have to frame their arguments through the prism of the vagina. >> let's get right to our panel. krystal ball is my colleague. michael scherer is white house correspondent for "time" magazine and msnbc contributor goldie taylor is with us, too. krystal, i'm not a gynecologist so i'm not going to look at things through that particular prism. but please tell me what you think of this line from the romney tapes. are you ready for it? >> i'm ready. >> okay. here it is. free contraceptives were very big with young college-aged women. the man is a g
between the white house and the state department. the white house saying well, you know, requests about diplomatic security don't really go through us. that's more through the state department. and then there was tension there and then when obama was asked about it, you know, do you stand with secretary clinton you know yeah the buck stops with me. every time you go into the details it always goes that would have been handled by the intelligence community. that's under investigation. it never -- exactly. >> bill: it's all under investigation. but here is -- i'm saying this with all due respect how big a fraud this is. if i'm in the washington press corps you know this press conference is a lot different than that because i basically say, mr. president, i'm a simple man, you know, i always start it with that to be humble. when did you know about -- president, when did you know about cia cia director petraeus' situation. what day? what hour did you know? if he dose it's under investigation i can't tell you. i go oh phooey phooey. that doesn't impede on any investigation. it's a question b
and adjusting a few write offs and deductions. russian state media, apparently the source to turn to these days reporting president obama will be visiting russia after being invited by russian president vladimir kitchen. reportedly extended the invitation during a call to congratulate the president on his reelection. the date is not been agreed to. the white house has not confirmed the trip, so until then we are hitting the president's travel itinerary from the kremlin. up next to my general patraeus agrees to testify before congress behind closed doors. he spends a lot of time behind closed doors. igniting speculation he would contradict the white house. the "a-team" returns in just one moment. next. ♪ lou: we are back with the "a-team," and we're going to continue to focus and include what admiral lions had to speculate about the purpose for ambassador stephens being in benghazi on september 11th. we are joined again by pulitzer prize-winning journalist, fox is triggered from the former u.s. ambassador to the united nations, fox middle east affairs analyst. i want to add, if i may, take a l
, wolf, state leaders on both sides of the issue are holding their fire to see if president obama -- and keep an eye on the fight over the keystone xl pipeline. it's seen by many as the first test as to which direction president obama wants to go and the administration could issue its decision on whether to let that project move forward here in the next few months. >> that's critically important to a lot of folks out there. >>> next, a new commercial stirring up quite a bit of controversy. ♪ [ male announcer ] you build a reputation by not breaking down. consider the silverado 1500 -- still the most dependable, longest-lasting full-size pickups on the road. and now we've also been recognized for lowest total cost of ownership -- based on important things, like depreciation, fuel, and maintenance costs. and now trade up to get a 2012 chevy silverado all-star edition with a total value of $9,000. from outstanding value to standing the test of time, chevy runs deep. >>> move over, talking baby, tiny lizards. there's a new commercial star in town and it has fur and it flies. here's
, by the name al-qaeda. >> eric: president obama said i said it was terrorism on september 19. he said it was terrorism. >> bob: what is the point? i said it was terrorism on the 11th. >> eric: the state department -- [over talk ] >> andrea: he did say it was terrorism why would cbs steve croft ask him why he didn't say it was terrorism on the first day. why tell the ladies of "the view" it's too soon to tell and univision it's not. jay carney said we never said it was terrorism. they did not say it was terrorism. yesterday at the press conference the president stood at the podium and said now that the eselection over we can get some answers. >> bob: they were prejudging it before the election to make political he hay out of it. >> dana: senator dianne feinstein of california, chairwoman of the intelligence committee wants to know why they weren't informed in a closed door session. about the investigation of f.b.i. in petraeus' personal life. >> greg: dianne feinstein, a right wing republican, right, bob? no no, no. she is a democrat. let me finish my point where you interrupted me whe
wore on election night was worn by malia at a state dinner in 2011. rerare pieces and hand them down. >> we were showing pictures of the obamas out and about. you can see some of the fashion forward thinking we're talking about. one thing i like about it is they are still relatively young. 14 and 11. they are not dressed too grown for their age or too flirty. but it's trendy and age appropriate. how do they capture that and really how can all of us do that? >> yeah. absolutely. what they do really well and they take after their mother. is they are not afraid of color. they'll wear bright pops of color whether it's in the belt or a bright blue coat. and i love the a-line skirts they wear a lot. so playing with patterns. it's very fun. >> we just took the picture down. i was going to ask you. there you go. the belts. the first lady -- we see there malia she has the belt there. and sasha with that v neck. rebecca tailor the designer says malia was that perfect fashion plate. she's tall. so how do we all sort of achieve that too? are there style tips you can pass along? >> yeah, i think
in most states with every personalized document to answer questions. get started at legalzoom.com today. and now you're protected. >> suppose you could stretch a point and say the obama selloff has come to an end and the dow is up 8 points, but down over 600 since the election, move on. check the price of oil. 86 a barrel today fighting around gaza keeping the support line under the price of oil. now, it's time to bring in another of our guests who got the election wrong. and it wasn't just me, no, nationwide, 71% of hispanics voted for president obama, that's a bigger percentage than the president got back in 2008. and jennifer predicted he would lose support among hispanics and jennifer is with me now in new york. you were wrong. >> hello, stuart. stuart: i was wrong, you were wrong, so why? >> good thing you only asked me about florida, i was only wrong in one state. stuart: i maintain with you on this program that president obama had bought the support of hispanics by offering amnesty against deportation, you said wrong, wrong, that the hispanics would vote for more jobs and were g
unfazed by an offshore drilling ban. one state official has a plan to sidestep president obama. he's here to explain. >>> plus millionaires are the latest group to be hosted by the white house to talk about the fiscal cliff. they're just very parties there day after day. these people actually want lawmakers though to hike their taxes. one of them is here to join me and explain that. more "money" coming up next. i always wait until the last minute. can i still ship a gift in time r christmas? yeah, sure you can. great. where's your gift? uh... whew. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. ship fedex express by december 22nd for christmas delivery. maybe you want to incorporate a business. orrotect your family with a will or living trust. and you'd like the help of an attorney. at legalzoom a legal plan attorney is available in most states with every personalized document to answer questions. get started at legalzoom.com today. and now you're protected. melissa: so the days are flying by, still have you noticed there is no solution in sight for the fiscal cliff. i'm getting really
, it does create quite a nice savings for the program overall. >> reporter: but after president obama's re-election, health care reform is on more solid footing. still, that leaves plenty of unknowns, including what state health insurance exchanges will look like. states have until friday to opt in. tomorrow, we'll take a look at state-run exchanges, and some of the other factors that could change the way we pay for health care. sylvia hall, "n.b.r.," whingn. >> susie: tomorrow on "n.b.r." a big day for retail earnings: walmart, target, dollar tree, and gap; all report results. and china's chooses its new diplomatic team, we look at that nation's historic once-in-a- decade leadership change. >> tom: the negotiations on avoiding the fiscal cliff will impact your paycheck, and possibly your portfolio, even if the only stocks you own are in mutual funds in a 401-k. john sweeney is executive vice president of planning and advisory services with fidelity investments. john, certainly this is a big threat for all investors, all income earners, how big is it for long-term investors? >> thanks, tom
susan rice to replace secretary of state clinton because of comments she made days aft attack on the u.s. con-- after the attack on the u.s. consal lat in benghazi. president obama had sharp words for those lawmakers. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> the commander in chief is the most responsible and i hope the president has no illusions about our view of his responsibility. >> reporter: back on the sex scandal, paula broadwell, the woman at center of the sex scandal and petraeus' mistress, has been staying at her brother's house in northwest d.c. cameras have been camped out there for days. we're also learning that the f.b.i. agent frederick humphries was the one who uncovered the scandal after complaints from tampa socialite jill kelley. humphries saw these e-mails written by broadwell. again petraeus' mistress. sent to kelley whom she apparently saw as a rival for petraeus' affections. so this is a very tangled web that more and more people are being caught up in. back to you. >> all right, surae chinn reportin
. barack obama held his first post election press conference despite the fact that they are still counting votes in ohio. seems pretty presumptuous. he went after susan rice. some were trying to block her as secretary of state. >> senator mccain and graham and others want to go after to somebody, they should go after me. for them to go after the u.n ambassador who has nothing to do with ben gay you swree -- benghazi and was making a presentation based on information she had received, the smirk-sherm reputation is outrageous. >> phony outrage. mccain, graham and others do what they say is spreading the white house message and it was not terrorism. and mccain addressed obama's remarks saying he understood the president was not happy with him, but -- >> this president -- this administration has been guilty of caw loss sal incompetence or engaged in a cover up. >> meanwhile, earlier mccain was asked if there is a security threat that exceeded that of the libya attack. >> i say with great respect that is one of the dumbest questions i have ever heard. >> thank god he said it with great respect.
is necessary to block the nomination. >> president obama defends the u.n. ambassador to the u.n. he says he has determined whether he will nominate her for secretary of state. >>> the woman at the center of the petraeus scandal has had her security removed. she had high clearance. cbs news has learned the identity of the fbi agent who first brought the case to the bureau. frederick humphries is a friend of florida socialite jill kelley. she went to him when she started getting e-mails from paula broadwell. >>> three people are reportedly dead after a rocket attack on southern israel from the gaza strip. the attack comes after israel l a military operation this week on gaza which is governed by the palestinian militant group hamas. it began after previously rocket attacks on israel. palestinian officials say president mahmoud abbas has cut short a trip to europe to deal with the crisis. >>> two women home alone in marin county managed to fight off an armed prowler. officers say the suspect may have stab wounds in his chest. according to police, he broke into a san rafael apartment tuesday night.
't learned anything. tonight, state senator nina turner on today's republican vote to defund planned parenthood. >>> good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. absent of arrogance, president obama continued his fight for the middle class today and hit back at republican bullies in the process. the president held his first news conference since winning the presidency once again. it's the first time he's faced the news media without the worry or pressure of running for re-election. president obama is staying in constant communication with the american public, as he makes it clear the country cannot afford to extend the bush tax cuts for the wealthy. >> this shouldn't be a surprise to anybody. this was -- if there was one thing that everybody understood, it was a big difference between myself and mr. romney, it was when it comes to how we reduce our deficit, i argued for a balanced, responsible approach, and part of that included making sure that the wealthiest americans pay a little bit more. >> the president's plan, with this whole game, with all the cards out in th
will have to compromise on to avoid the fiscal cliff. and president obama fiercely defends his u.n. ambassador today after republicans threaten to block her possible nomination for secretary of state. rand paul joins us. let's go "outfront." tonight, we have late breaking developments in the petraeus scandal. first, we are just learning the name of the fbi agent who helped start the investigation that eventually led to the resignation of the nation's top spy. the name of the agent is frederick w. humphries ii. he's 47 years old. he was the investigator who first learned of a complaint from jill kelley that she received harassing e-mails. the government has taken away for now, the top security clearance of paula broadwell, the former mistress of david petraeus. this is after investigators found substantial classified information on her computer and the glare being question, did broadwell's relationship with david petraeus give her access to these classified documents? "outfront" tonight, cnn national security contributor, fran townsend. she's also a member of the cia external add
at the marriage gap and why president obama owes single men and women a big thanks. >>> but thirst, today's trivia question -- what is the largest number of states won by a losing candidate in a presidential election? tweet me the answer @chucktodddailyrundown. coming up. lists all done. raise the roof! no one says that anymore, mom. [ woman ] raise the roof! ah? raise the roof! [ male announcer ] it's our biggest toy rollback of the year. find hundreds of rollbacks on the season's hottest toys in stores now, from america's gift headquarters, walmart. and you learned something along the way. this is the age of knowing what you're made of. so, why let erectile dysfunction get in your way? talk to your doctor about viagra. 20 million men already have. ask if your heart is healthy enough for sex. do not take viagra if you take nitrates for chest pain; it may cause an unsafe drop in blood pressure. side effects include headache, flushing, upset stomach, and abnormal vision. to avoid long-term injury, seek immediate medical help for an erection lasting more than four hours. stop taking viagra and call
belonging to a dynasty. how about that? >>> up next, the former cia director, david petraeus, put state secrets in peril. the president said there's no evidence, but senior senators accuse obama of a possible benghazi cover-up. we'll get right to that also. >>> this president and this administration has either been guilty of colossal incompetence or engaged in a cover-up, neither of which are acceptable to the american people. >>> we have this fiscal cliff staring us in the face. >> i don't think this country can tolerate another driving close to the precipice dynamic. >> most i know don't want to work with the government. >> don't even get close to the fiscal cliff. >> in rising above, we've got to find a way to move forward. >> i have confidence the fiscal cliff will be dealt with. >> what i'll tell the president is we're here to help. >> we have another pin that you could give to president obama. >> for your rise above pin, go to cnbc.com. if we want to improve our schools... ... what should we invest in? maybe new buildings? what about updated equipment? they can help, but recent re
life. president obama fired up after one of his own comes under fire. >>> the california national guard has long history of helping the state and nation during tough times. >> but a joint investigation by nbc bay area and our sister station knbc in los angeles uncovers a disturbing hidden culture in the guard, some say sexual assault and racism go unchecked. here's our investigation. tony, serious claims here. >>> raj, yes, we spoke with two dozen men and women from the california national guard who call the culture inside toxic. and now they want to expose what they say is the truth. i want it to stop. >> reporter: she's a master sergeant serving in the guard for a dozen years. >> i don't understand. i had faith in this organization. >> reporter: and she's a staff sergeant serving in the military for two decades. they are part of the 23,000 men and women serving the california national guard, where its integrity first and service before self and some of the members who say for years they have witnessed sexual harassment and racism and retaliation. >> is that part of the culture of the
. state lawmakers will look at the pricing an inventory information. >>> coming up at 5:15, what lawmakers want to say they know about the attack on the obama administration. >>> some parents of a religious school have questions to ask after finding out a sex offender volunteered. jeanine was able to find out how he could get on the school's grounds and not get arrested. >> reporter: they are investigating what happened here at the catholic school in early october. the paper is reporting this man, christopher was working the sound system when a parent recognized him as a sex offender and said he was working security at the event. the sheriff's office did not address him because he had a letter from a church official saying he had permission to be there and under the penal code, they could have permission to be there if they have permission. he was convicted of lewd & lascivious conduct with a child under four years old. we are trying to get more information from the sheriff's office because the mercury news is stating that the pastor had no knowledge of letter and we are in the process aga
and enhanced trade. i'm one that's very focused on improving manufacturing here in the united states, and this is going to open up tremendous opportunities for our manufacturers. i want to commend those who have worked together on this and the obama administration for their continuing efforts to open up trade opportunities so that we can make it here and sell it everywhere, which is, i think, should be our focus. in addition to that, i think it shows how over time old wounds can be healed and new relationships can be built. i spoke earlier today with the consulate general for the state of israel in philadelphia offering my support and concern for the unfortunate circumstances that are taking place in the middle east now in which hundreds of bombs have -- rockets have been shot at israel. some of its largest cities as the targets. and this is a matter in which obviously much high levels in our government, there have been communications and the assurance that israel has the right to defend itself. but i think that we can see in this russia trade agreement that if we can get to the poin
. we were all paying attention to the election, re-election of barack obama war is breaking out in the middle east? what, what? >> when did that happen? [laughter] for the last 18 months we've been focused on the united states or the arab spring or iran's nuclear weapons. we've not focused on israel. but israel looks all around its neighborhood, and it says we are beset on every single one of our borders. we are surrounded. we have a syrian war that could threaten to spill over, hezbollah in southern lebanon attacking israel. we have an unstable jordan, we have on our southern border the one thing that we had to keep the peace for the last 40 years, egypt. egypt now has a new government, the muslim brotherhood government. they have said they're going to reconsider that peace agreement they've had for the last 40 years. the sinai peninsula which is a desert, a demilitarized zone between israel and egypt, al-qaeda's set up shop there, so the fact that you now have the egyptian prime minister going to gaza and either trying to broker a deal or if no deal to be had, siding with gaza
to our and that out. the jewish state on the leash airstrikes and local reports say three her mossoldies have been killed. president obama has spoken to leaders in israel and egypt. most notable early hamas military chief. >> we will be following it throughout the day. following weather as well as the traffic. a look at your wet forecast throughout the day. for 38 years. we continue to follow a developing story where a woman leaves the chp on a high-speed chase that ended in a crash. the woman was driving west bound across the bay bridge the upper deck heading into san francisco and sped through a construction zone. police began to chase her and she later slammed into a parked car the impact powerful enough to send a parked car and a cyclist. the victim is a ticket to the hospital. it is a clear how bad the interests of that person mark. i am pretty sure this righ not sure this the right field. police say it looks like alcohol played a part in all of this. we have the crew on the scene we will bring you updates as more information continues to come in. we will let you know when we find o
. >> states have until tomorrow to decide whether and how they will set up health insurance exchange which is a key provision in president obama as health reform law. is scheduled to become active in 2014 in california has already it's included in exchange for individuals and small businesses to for people to find more affordable insurance plans. faugh >> president obama traveling to new york city to see recovery efforts for super storm sandy. a live look from andrews air force base as air force one has landed and present obama is when i take a picture of this check, it goes straight to the bank. oh. oh look the lion is out! no mommy no! don't worry honey, it only works on checks. deposit checks from your smartphone with chase quickdeposit. just snap a picture, hit send and done. take a step forward and chase what matters. welcome back watching wall street. the dow drifted a point-the day after the dow was down 180 points. the number of employment filing for unemployment last week there were first-time claims as a result super storm sandy last week. >> flights are grounded across the count
the country for its possible precedential value. >>> president obama will tour staten island which was the hardest hit borough in the city after hurricane sandy. michael bloomberg had turned him away initially. >>> swallow falls remains closed. the. a total of 11 state parks are closed in the aftermath of sandy. >>> it is 4:34. here's a look at some other things making news. china has a new leader. the state news agency made the announcement this morning. she is the son of a party elder and has been china's vice president for the past five years. as the head of the communist party, he'll lead the second economic power [ inaudible ] israel says the attack in response to a rocket attack from militants into israel. leaders say the air strikes are the beginning of a much broader operation against hamas. palestinian leaders have asked the united nations to take steps to stop israel's military operation. u.n. observer in the territory says israel is guilty of war crimes against the palestinian people. >>> some california drivers in sacramento witnessed a small plane make an emergency lan
. libya's become a battle between president obama and republican senator john mccain. who insisted again today the administration knew quickly that al qaeda had attacked. >> for the president of the united states for two weeks afterwards to deny that that was the case, is either a cover-up or it is incompetence. >> reporter: susan rice denied it. infuriating republicans. acting cia director mike morrell on the hill today briefed some lawmakers on libya. one, a democrat said the account backed rice. that u.s. intelligence did give her the incorrect account that she passed on. >> that this was a spontaneous protest that evolved into something militant. that was the best information. they said they had at the time. >> reporter: there had been earlier attacks in benghazi. house republicans hammered the administration reaction. >> the people back at state here in washington continued to deny additional security. and they continued to do away with security that was already there. >> reporter: democrats pushed back. >> to lay this at the doorstep of the president, or the secretary of state, or
tax and a value added tax, carbon energy tax. i hope you're wrong. finally, since obama comes from chicago i think he brings chicagos dirty politics to the nationalstage. there prove my point. we love hearing from you. send me an e-mail. and finally, cash-strapped new york state taking a ridiculous approach to the dmv. the state has tentatively chosen the highest bidder, not the lowest among the highest bidder temperatures driver's licenses, a canadian company. it gets worse. the company can only provide black-and-white photos, and not done. if approved the contract we will cost the state $38 million more than the next operator. still losing vendors and of the company that has produced a license for new york for the last 16 years. they're protesting the award. this takes outsourcing to a whole new level. again, maybe black and white license photos will look better. that's my "2 cents more."
political, highly partisan. even personal. libya's become a battle between president obama and republican senator john mccain, who insisted again today the administration knew quickly that al qaeda had attacked. >> and for the president of the united states, for two weeks afterwards, to deny that that was the case, is either a cover-up or it is incompetence. >> reporter: susan rice denied it, infuriating republicans. acting cia director mike morerel on the hill today briefed some lawmakers on libya. one, a democrat said the account backed rice, that u.s. intelligence did give her the incorrect account that she passed on. >> that this was a spontaneous protest that involved something militant. that was the best information. they said they had at the time. >> reporter: there had been earlier attacks in benghazi. house republicans hammered the administration reaction. >> the people back here in washington continue to deny additional security. and they continued to do away with security that was already there. >> reporter: democrats pushed back. >> to lay this at the doorstep of the president
students. let's solve this. >>> in the spotlight tonight president obama is not going to let republican senators john mccain and lindsay graham stop him from nominating whoever he thinks is the best candidate to be his next secretary of state. >>> if you nominate susan rice, they will do everything in their power to block her nomination. >> she made an appearance at the request of the white house in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to her. if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. and i'm happy to have that discussion with them. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador, who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received and to besmirch her reputation is outrageous. when they go after the u.n. ambassador apparently because they think she's an easy target, then they've got a problem with me. and should i choose, if i think that she would be the best person to serve america in the capacity of the state department, th
think at the central plank of this, is ambassador rice at fault or as barack obama said today, she was merely passing on intelligence and not a key player in all of this, and tlf, if he -- therefore if he wants to make her secretary of state, he can do it. >> well, i was substituting for george stephanopoulos and all of the shows were trying to get hillary clinton to talk about benghazi, but for whatever reason she did not come out, and he put out susan rice. it is interesting that the president said she had nothing to do with benghazi, then why was she on the show? >> didn't she make herself a key player or the person put up by the administration to launch the defense, and she would have said, look, we believe there are a number of possible theories, and that may have been a get-out, but she didn't do it. >> she was a good soldier and did what the administration told her to do and read the talking points. >> did she act in good faith do you believe? >> i can't get inside of her brain, but i believe she was repeating the intelligence and what the white house told her to say, becaus
obama will be on the ground in new york city today to get a first-hand look at all of the devastation left by super storm sandy. this as a state attorney general in new york launched an investigation. it has two major power utilities over their handling of power outages. it is freezing. we are live at oceanside new york with details. >> good morning to you. good morning everyone. we are standing outside of an outreach center that the power authority where customers can come to get answers. believe it or not there are people in long eye p land without power even as we speak. he sent subpoenas also sent a subpoena to the long island power authority. his investigation is looking at how well prepared the utilities were but how they responded. whether they broke any state laws by failing to provide a power supply for rapairs. they have been frustrated with how long it has taken to turn the power back on. >> this is a nightmare. they have us at their mercy. >> and spokesman for both lipa and con edison say those utilities plan to cooperate with the attorney general's subpoena. that is the l
:45, an auction raising money for state coffers. how you can participate in the bidding for much more than just cars. >>> a war of words waging tonight between the white house and top republicans. president obama bristled and senators, for their criticism of u.n. ambassador rice. five days after the attack in benghazi, libya. rice said it appeared an anti- muslim film sparked protests that got out of hand. the republicans say they don't trust rice and the president is defending her. >> for them to go after the u.n.ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi. and was simply making a presentation on intelligence she had received, and to besmirch her reputation is outrageous. >> rice's name has been mentioned as a possible successor to hillary clinton. senator mccain says he will do anything to block her confirmation. >>> the ceos of ten major corporations went to the white house and discussed with the president the looming fiscal cliff. president obama and the ceos talked for about an hour, but specific details were not revealed. on wall street, stocks fell sharply again today. the dow industr
to block the nomination. >> president obama is strongly defending rice. the u.s. ambassador to the united nations. he says he has not yet determined whether he will nominate her for secretary of state. >>> the military has suspended the security clearance for the woman at the center of the petreaus scandal. paula broadwell is a former army intelligence officer who had high clearance. meantime, cbs news has learned the identity of of the fbi agent who first brought the case to the bureau. frederick humphries is a friend of jill kelley, who went to him when she started getting harassing e-mails from paula broadwell. >>> 5:39 now. summer storm sandy drove the number of people seeking unemployment benefits up to 439,000 last week. that's the highest level in 18 months due to superstorm sandy. today president obama is going to new york city to see the devastation firsthand from the storm. the president will tour the city's hardest hit borough of staten island. the president toured new jersey shortly after sandy hit but the mayor, mayor bloomberg, asked the president to stay away from new york
they have received subpoenas from the new york state general. coned and the long island power authority say they are cooperating into their responses to the storm. >> president obama addressing the national fiscal cliff during his news conference at the white house. the president says he is confident an agreement can be reached that would avoid automatic tax hikes and spending cuts. he called for comprehensive deal but that he is not going to budge on the wealthiest 2%. john boehner thinks that approach is flawed. >>> president obama did say he is open to compromise and new ideas. wall street didn't like what it heard from the president yesterday. the dow dropped 185 points. the s&p fell 19 and nasdaq fell 37. >> detectives released a video they want you to see. people that they say are persons of interest in a robbery and shooting that happened last friday morning. the video shows a woman and three men at an unidentified shoe store. police say the group is wanted for questioning in that case. and one man is dead and a sheriff's deputy is on administrative leave. this happened last night at
. so president obama and house republicans are gearing up for negotiations on a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. of course the president even stating during yesterday's press conference that he is open to new ideas. >> i'm open to compromise and i'm open to new ideas. and i've been encouraged the past week republican and republican agree on the need for more revenue from the wealthiest americans as part of the arithmetic if we're going to be serious about reducing the deficit. lori: joining me, david wessel, economics editor for "the wall street journal" he wrote a piece to proposals about letting the bush tax cuts expire. welcome to you. >> good to be with you. lori: the president says he is willing to compromise but everyone is skeptical. we know he won't back down without at least raising taxes on wealthier americans, right? >> right. well, everybody is playing nice now. everybody is sounding very reasonable. everybody is willing to compromise without violating their principles. this is the kind of opening act of what will be a probably really intense negotiations and both t
in a constant state of whiplash all the time. >>> this morning on "world news now" -- president obama talking tough in defense of his u.n. ambassador and in advance of important economic talks with congress. >> mr. obama also commenting for the first time on the firestorm around his former cia chief. it is thursday, november 15th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> well, that hour-long news conference at the white house yesterday had a little bit of everything on plenty of hot button topics. good morning, everybody on this thursday. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm paula faris. we're going to get to the president and the latest with the women, plural, in the petraeus scandal straight ahead. also, we're going to hear from mitt romney for the first time since his election. what he is saying about obama campaign tactics raising a couple eyebrows. >>> then an inspiring story, the young lady who ran a long, a really, really long way. mostly barefoot on top of that. why she did it coming up. >> she is going to need a pedicure. >> ooh, man, bunnion city. >>> are you hungry this mor
, where a pretty fiery president obama ready to take off the gloves, if the republicans want to fight. the president clearly stating two key demands during his first news conference, ever since winning re-election. the first on taxes and the fiscal cliff. >> but what i'm not going to do is to extend bush tax cuts for the wealthiest 2% that we can't afford, and according to economists, will have the least positive impact on our economy. >> the president also making clear that he has susan rice's back. that's his ambassador, the embattled u.s. ambassador to the united nations. initially she said that that september 11th attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi began as a spontaneous protest against an anti-islam film. well, now two top-ranking republicans are vowing to block her nomination if, in fact, she is picked to be the next secretary of state. that had the president very anger. here's what he said. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> white house correspondent dan lothian is in washington, d.c., this morning. le
of votes. [applause] millions of women's votes that it took to reelect president barack obama. [applause] millions of women's votes that helped us elect a record number of women to the congress of the united states. as you look forward, understand that you are looking into the future. the future of empowerment of women in america. we saw some of these faces yesterday among the new members elect. i said then that they were part of the most diverse caucus in the history of the world, the first time a parliamentary body would have a party who had a majority of women and minorities. we are very proud of that. we said yesterday, we did not have majority but we have the gavel. excuse me -- but we do not have the gavel. [laughter] we have something more important -- we have unity. we do not have the gavel. we do not have the majority. but we have unity. i think our caucus this morning demonstrates that very clearly. so i come here with my sisters -- when i came to congress 25 years ago there were 23 members of congress who were women out of 445. just think of that. 12 democrats, 11 republicans,
president obama defended u.n. ambassador susan rice who was criticized for her remarks immediately following this attack. she is reportedly in contention to succeed hillary clinton as our secretary of state, take a listen. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. and i'm happy to have that discussion with them. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received, and to besmurch her reputation is outrageous. jenna: senator john cornyn of texas what's elected to be the senate's minority whip, a bit of a promotion if you will. thanks to have you back on the program. >> thank you, jenna, good to be with you. jenna: your reaction on what the president had to say yesterday in. >> i thought it was an overreaction to say the least. congress has a constitutional responsibility under our system of checks and balances to consider any nominations to an executive branch position, like secretary of state. the president knows that. i us
obama's news conferences today afternoon at the white house. on "washington journal" we will be joined by ron paul of texas. we will take your questions about today's hearing on the attack and the united states consulate in libya. you will hear what the fiscal cliff. and bernie sanders of vermont. also at jennifer tolbert on health insurance exchanges. washington journal every day at 7:00 a.m. eastern. the armed services committee holds a hearing this morning. replacing general john allen, that is live on c-span 3 at 9:30. the miami book fair international is live this weekend on book tv week two days of non-fiction books. and your calls, e mails and tweets. featured authors include bill o'reilly, john walsh and a look at christopher hichens. our live coverage starts saturday morning at 10 eastern on the c-span 2's book tv. now look of the congressional agenda for the last of the glenn beck session and for next year. this monthly meeting of conservative members of congress read by tim of kansas. it is a little less than one hour. >> thank you. i appreciate my colleagues joining me. we
. good choice. go national. go like a pro. cheryl: president obama this hour on the ground in stan ten island, turned the devastation a week after the hurricane. liz is to be a mile and a half, it's growing more than the empire state building, approaching the weight of the space station. that's according to the sanitation department, and it's about the size of the -- there, now they say it's 20 football fields. this is the sanitation department saying this operation is bigger than after katrina and similar to the recovery efforts of 9/11. it's going to be getting bigger because when the power comes on, more debris removal. what they are saying, too, cheryl, is that all of this land fill will be shipped out of new york state into pennsylvania, and it's a personalized of 11 pounds, whole neighbors and business districts here in the whole area, and i'm, cheryl, i'm picking up photographs just on the ground by me, and so it's heart breaking being in the area, but this is this is how it's done. when its shipped out, you get companies like waste management bidding on it out of the other land
. when the fda first sent a letter, it was the fda under the push of administration. in the state of massachusetts had a weak consent agreement it was under governor romney's administration. here now, here is deval patrick and under president obama, let's put partisanship aside. let's make sure you have the authority and the resources to do the job. we want eugene the job because we ought to be mindful of the comments that ms. lovelace made and all the other people waiting to see if they are going to die from this contaminated drug. we don't want excuses but we don't want to leave this law on big u.s. because you are always sued if you act and if you assume you have the authority when you don't your call before the committee to save how could you have authority when congress didn't give it to you? i think we have to put our partisanship aside, the election is over, figure out a clear law for the federal government to be able to act because with all due respect, this is not a state issue of drugs being shipped around the country. thank you mr. chairman. >> sure and i will be the fi
public response. here's what president obama had to say. this is his press conference in the white house. >> let me say specifically about susan rice, she has done exemplary work. she has represented the united states and our interest in the united nations with skill and professionalism and toughness and grace. as i have said before, she made an appearance at the request of the white house in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to her. senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. and i'm happy to have that discussion with them. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received and besmirch her reputation is outrageous. host: president obama at a press conference. yesterday the ambassador he was talking about is susan rice, ambassador to the u.n. here's an image of her in the "washington times." and a quote from her. the best information and best assessment we have today is that in f
states senate in 2010. at the time, president obama made what i thought was a perfectly sensible observation. he said in 2010, with the economy growing so slowly, with economic growth down around 3%, which was producing high unemployment because the economy wasn't growing fast enough, he said, it makes no sense to raise taxes during that kind of pro jill economic recovery. -- fragile economic recovery. which makes me wonder what has changed between now and 2010 except for the fact that economic growth is even slower, the economy is even worse today than it was in 2010. president obama has said, contrasted -- contrasted with what he said in 2010, he said, raising taxes will help som sole our long-term debt problems. he says raising taxes will help us solve our long-term debt problems. but it's hard to take that argument seriously if you look at it closely. first, according to the president's own treasury department, tax increases he's advocating would generate about $85 billion a year in new net revenue. these tax increases would generate about $85 billion in new net revenue. by c
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